Chelsea grew up in rural Vermont, homeschooled and half-wild by modern standards. Her parents lived simply, raising her to recognize the abundance inherent in one’s surroundings – tapping maple trees, raising bees, eating food they’d grown themselves.
As a young adult, she pursued theatre in NYC, performing both on-stage and in films. But when her father fell ill, Chelsea made the difficult decision to return home and care for him – and it was then that she found her calling.
Working through her father’s illness, Chelsea learned the tools of his trades (carpentry and blacksmithing). He taught her metallurgy, woodworking – perhaps most of all, he gave her the confidence and space to make mistakes – and keep going.
Her knives are feats of hard work and perseverance, of course – but also lay testament to Chelsea’s own path of self-exploration, metamorphosis and serenity in the face of unknowns.
Much like her handcrafted cutlery, Chelsea follows a path that is by neither accident nor design. In a workshop where showering sparks, metallic dust and a smoky aroma ignite creativity, she connects with her craft while the materials guide the journey.